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MAN CHARGED WITH BIAS INTIMIDATION, FALSE PUBLIC ALARM, TERRORISTIC THREATS, AND STALKING OF BERGEN LAW ENFORCEMENT

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Edgewater NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of STEVE ORTIZ (DOB: 6/21/1974; separated; and employed as an entrepreneur) of 319 18th Street, Union City, New Jersey on charges of Bias Intimidation, Terroristic Threats, False Public Alarm, and Stalking. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, the Edgewater Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Martin, and the Nassau County Police Department under the direction of Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder.

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Arrest Made in Bogus Bomb and Gun Threats Against Paramus Catholic High School

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Paramus NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of MARQUISE JAQUAVIS SMITH (DOB: 03/01/2000; single; and unemployed) of 123 History Trail, Winterville, Georgia for Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarm. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

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Couple charged with Making Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarm

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June 21,2017
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Cliffside Park NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of SHANE TURNER (DOB: 11/21/1983; single; and unemployed) of Cliffside Park, New Jersey and NINA WALSH (DOB: 3/17/1985; single; and employed as a receptionist) of Hawthorne, New Jersey on charges of Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarm. Their arrests are the result of an investigation led by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On June 22, 2016, a telephone caller using technology to anonymize caller ID information placed a bomb threat phone call to a commercial establishment in Edgewater, New Jersey, triggering a response from the Edgewater Police Department and the Edgewater Fire Department, as well as assets from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department. First responders subsequently determined that the bomb threat was a hoax.


Subsequent investigation into the anonymized phone call was led by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit and revealed that Shane TURNER and Nina WALSH placed the phone call to cause an evacuation of the affected area. Both TURNER and WALSH surrendered to detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office on Monday, June 19, 2017.

TURNER and WALSH were each charged with one count of Terroristic Threats, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3(a), a third-degree crime, and one count of making a False Public Alarm, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-3(a), a third-degree crime. After being processed, both TURNER and WALSH were released pending a first appearance at the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on Monday, July 5, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.